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Best Pickleball Paddles For Professionals

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Jennifer Smith

Pickleball paddles can be difficult to choose from, but that doesn't mean you have to shop for one alone.

The sports's rapid growth in the United States has been astounding over recent years.

With that growth, more and more players are working their way onto the professional circuits.

Big names like Ben Johns and Ana Leigh Waters have consistently found success on the men's and women's sides of the sport, respectively.

So today, we're taking a look at which paddles players should look into if they want to take the next step in their careers.

ONE37pm examines the best pickleball paddles for professionals.

Paddletek Bantam

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The Paddletek Bantam is known of being a bit more lightweight than other paddles, which is ideal for quick-reacting players. That extra split second can make all the difference during a point.

Joola Ben Johns Hyperion CFS

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Johns made the switch to upstart pickleball brand Joola in recent months after being the face of Franklin. Joola paddles are commonly known for having plenty of control and utilizing a carbon fiber frame capable of lasting for long periods.

Electrum

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Many professional players use Electrum paddles and Waters is probably the most known player for doing so. These paddles have long reaches which allows players to retrieve balls near The Kitchen easier than some others.

Selkirk Amped Invikta Signature

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Tyson McGuffin is an extremely recognized talent on the men's pickleball tour. Selkirk and its designs offer more power than many competing products. The paddle's handle is also a bit longer and mimics that of a tennis racquet for players with bigger hands.

GAMMA

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Gamma is becoming more of a common paddle in pickleball because of its long paddle face. It allows players to have extended reach both near The Kitchen and baseline.

Head Gravity

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Head is a traditional name in the tennis space and their involvement in pickleball continues to grow. These paddles have a smaller grip but they're very compact and have a solid sweet spot in the center.

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